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My first car: The 1998 Volvo S70 that always seemed to weather the storm
  As a teenager with a busy after-school schedule, I waited eagerly for September 17, 2008 – my 16th birthday – to come so that I could finally get my driver’s license. My parents were ready, too; between choir practice, vocal lessons, dance team, basketball and church, it was practically a full-time job wheeling me around town. However, on that day, instead of celebrating with friends and family and being handed the keys to a car (big red bow included!), I found myself sitting in a restaurant with a sopapilla birthday cake – generator… Read More

The glory of tailgating and the Indianapolis Colts
  With the NFL preseason already underway and the start of both the college (August 26) and professional seasons (September 7) just weeks away, the long wait for live football action, and some good old tailgating, is almost over. National Tailgating Day, which falls on September 2 this year, is just another day that will come and go for some individuals. For the diehard football fan, however, this day is so much more. Growing up in Indiana and living so close to the Indy 500 (one of the largest motor racing events in the world), tailgating was simply something that… Read More

4 Things first-time car buyers should know
  Walking into a dealership with the correct documentation, information and knowledge to purchase a car is a big help, especially for a first-time car buyer. Here are four important points to keep in mind to save time and reduce stress: Research: Never buy a car without doing some type of research. Walking into a dealership and aimlessly walking around as if you are shopping for clothes will leave you a disappointed customer. When researching, it is best to take everything into consideration (wants/needs). Creating a chart of the elements of the car that you can and cannot go without… Read More

The cars that star in ‘Transformers,’ then and now
The giant fighting robots are back. “Transformers: The Last Knight,” the fifth installment of the “Transformers” franchise, burst onto movie screens this week with the Transformers and humans locked in war. And not only will moviegoers be drawn by the prospect of extravagant action, battles and special effects, but the chance to see some of today’s coolest and most expensive cars in the thick of things, too. They include the attention-fixing 2017 Lamborghini Centenario, the $1.9 million hypercar adopted by the character Hot Rod, while the hugely popular Bumblebee takes the form of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS. See how… Read More

My first car and the birthday blues
  Upon obtaining a learner’s permit most young adults begin shopping for their first car before even discussing it with their parents. Growing up, this was the day that I looked forward to because having parents heavily involved in the car industry, undoubtedly, would yield my dream car. Due to the school cutoff I was almost a year older than most of my classmates. While this was a minor issue academically, it soon evolved into the sole reason I was going to become the most popular student amongst my peers. As my birthday approached, certainly, I was going to be… Read More

A look at how cars and trucks are trending across the internet
As more and more automotive research takes place online, software company Adobe put its finger on the pulse to see what’s trending. The Adobe Digital Insights report looked at some 11 billion visits to dealership and car information websites, and more than 57 million social media mentions. Here are some of the key insights. THE MOST POPULAR CAR ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS... Based on social mentions and sentiment (Oct. 2015 – Oct. 2016) and online visits (Jan. 2014 – Sept. 2016). Sources: Adobe Analytics, by Adobe. VISITS TO SUV/TRUCK WEBSITES ARE BOOMING – ESPECIALLY AMONG PEOPLE IN THESE CITIES:… Read More

The evolution of the Batmobile from comic books to ‘The Lego Batman Movie’
It’s fitting that one of the most iconic super heroes has one of the most iconic modes of transportation. Introduced first as just Batman’s car, the Batmobile has grown into one of the Dark Knight’s greatest assets in Gotham City. It’s more than just a vehicle – it’s one of his best weapons. Over the years, the Batmobile has gone through many customizations and structural upgrades. From the simple Cord Roadster-based design to the seemingly indestructible Tumbler to the adaptable vehicle of “The Lego Batman Movie,” check out the Batmobile’s evolution, below.       Read More

What does your car mean for your dating life? Here are the signs
Perhaps your choice of vehicle is carefully image-oriented, or maybe it’s just down to price and practicality. But if your car is an expression of you, what message is it sending exactly? And what does it mean for your dating life? With Valentine’s Day approaching, we’ve compiled the results of an online survey of drivers and a study by university researchers to give you an idea.               Read More

The 10 best Hollywood chase scenes you really must catch
Some of the most memorable scenes on screen involve chases. Agents pursuing hit men through a busy city. Imperial troops on the heels of rebels and smugglers in a galaxy far, far away. Whatever the scenario, they captivate us with elements of surprise, stress, sometimes comedy, and always top-notch action. We’ve put together a list of the 10 best chase scenes in Hollywood history you’ll probably want to check out, and the fun trivia behind the epic action.   Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)   Pursued by four TIE fighters, Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca… Read More

How to tackle extreme winter driving situations
3 Ways to win when it’s just you, the snow and the road We all know how beautiful the landscape looks under a blanket of snow. But the outlook can change pretty quickly when your vehicle gets stuck and the white stuff keeps falling. That’s when it becomes you against the snow, and a question of how to tackle an extreme winter driving situation. To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and our infographic gives you the tools to negotiate harsh winter conditions with confidence. Our three steps of preparedness, getting unstuck and survival will improve your chances of safely… Read More